InvestTech

MEDICI now! The Expowealth Story

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new Financial Technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado… Company Name: Expowealth Technologies Private Limited Name/Title: Kushal Kothari, CEO...

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Enabling Technologies

'Never Leave Home Without It'

Most definitions of the wallet refer to it as a pocket-sized case – typically made of leather or some fabric – for carrying money and cards. Historically, there is a broader interpretation where the money and cards can be replaced with articles of necessity, or as the classicist Campbell referred to...

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Payments

Facial Recognition in Payments: Evolution

Imagine wearing a device like the Google Glass (now defunct), loaded with software that could recognize each and every object as you pass along the street or inside your home or office. Add humans to the list of objects and things get interesting. Add payments to it and things get...

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Funding

PayU Invests EUR 110M Into Kreditech – Largest Ever Fintech Investment Round in Germany

PayU and Kreditech agree to global partnership to increase access to credit services in high growth, emerging markets Hamburg, 10 May 2017 – Kreditech, the leading technology group for digital consumer credit using machine-learning based underwriting, has closed EUR 110 million in investment from global online payment service provider PayU. The...

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Enabling Technologies

Apply Now for BBVA Open Talent Artificial Intelligence to Join International A-Players in the World's Biggest Challenge for FinTech Startups

Launched in March 2017, the world’s biggest challenge for FinTech startups – BBVA Open Talent 2017 – moves onto the next milestone after closing applications for BBVA Open Talent Identity. With its next challenge, BBVA is opening the hunt for the most disruptive startups related to AI that are capable...

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Fintech

How FinTech Can Modernize SME Supply Chains

‘FinTech’ – not so new anymore but an alluring phenomenon for global supply chains. For those who fancy knowing ‘what is a FinTech?’ or simply ‘financial technology,’ it is an industry composed of both startups and established financial and technology companies which aspire to replace or augment the usage of...

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Enabling Technologies

The ‘Build-It-and-They-Will-Come’ Approach

Most mobile payment initiatives that have prevailed over the last two decades are of singular applications or essentially vertical services, initially providing a simplex channel and over time, a more bidirectional interactive channel between the provider’s domain and the consumer’s device. The US carriers were the first large infrastructure providers...

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